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After School Snack-time With My Frozen Berry Basil Non-Dairy Smoothie!

After School Snack-time With My Frozen Berry Basil Non-Dairy Smoothie!

on Aug 30, 2015 |

 

 

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Yes, it’s that time again….school!!! Seriously, this momma welcomes the school year very happily every late summer. I don’t know about y’alls children or even yourselves, but everyday when school lets out, my kiddos are STARVING. I am bombarded every time they walk through that door with “what can I have for a snack?”. And majority of the time my littles are craving something sweet. I absolutely don’t want them eating dessert or cookies after school; so I figured why not sneak in a tasty smoothie?

But here are 2 problems with the smoothie idea:

1. 3 of my girls detest fresh fruit, yup refuse to eat it whatsoever (unless it is in ice cream or a cake).

2. Dairy….Yes, we actually try to stay clear of dairy when possible. I know, I know, I use it in my baking, but drinking real dairy does just not “go over well” in our home.

 

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So the trick to this possible smoothie dilemma? Frozen berries, a hint of basil, So Delicious Strawberry ice cream, and So Delicious Vanilla Coconut milk! Not to mention, a cute mason jar and paper striped straw! Yup, believe it or not they chug this smoothie as if it is a strawberry milkshake from the ice cream parlor! And much to my surprise, one of my foodie friends shared a So Delicious Snackable Recipe Contest with me. So let me tell you, I did a little jig when I knew I “killed 2 birds with 1 stone” with this lil’ post 🙂

 

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I must share with you also, I am ABSOLUTELY addicted to So Delicious dairy free products! Seriously, now instead of coffee in the morning and evening, I now drink So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk. AND the belly is happy about it 🙂

 

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Let’s start baking…well, not really 🙂

 

Frozen Berry Basil Non-Dairy Smoothie

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:

 

2 cups of So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk

2 cups of So Delicious Strawberry Ice Cream

2 cups of frozen strawberries ( I buy fresh and put in freezer)

2 cups of ice cubes

3-4 small fresh basil leaves (grab a few extra and set aside for garnishing)

1/2 cup of frozen blueberries (again, I buy fresh and freezer myself)

 

 

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Directions:

 

1. In a blender, place all of the above ingredients EXCEPT frozen blueberries.

 

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2. Puree all of the ingredients until perfectly blended.

 

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3. Get out those cute mason jars and pour smoothie into each

4. Place frozen blueberries by the handful on top of each brightly pink smoothie.

 

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5. Garnish with a small piece of basil.

 

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6. Add in that cute paper straw and enjoy!

 

 

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